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Asner brings FDR to life in solo show

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 11:16 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Blending the artistic, historical and educational notes of the Marshall Artists Series, award-winning actor Ed Asner brought U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to life on stage at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night.

The solo drama "FDR" is based upon Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello," which ran on Broadway in the late 1950s.

The show was sponsored by Guyan International, Reger Funeral Home, BB & T, Three Gables Surgery Center, KEE 100, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University, The College of Fine Arts and the Marshall Artists Series.

The next show for the series will be Smokey Robinson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the show are $75 and $58.

Tickets can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Series box office in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, by phone at 304-696-6656 or online at ticketmaster.com.



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